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Are you trying any new games with extended family this Christmas?

So I've made my way back home to my parents house for Christmas, as has the rest of my siblings and their partners, but not a lot of them are gamers. Every year they typically look to me to provide a game or two for the post-meal, pre-food coma entertainment and in the past have enjoyed #Catan#Ticket To Ride#Don't Get Got! & #Codenames. I've decided to bring some ones I know they've enjoyed, because of all years everyone needs a bit of familiarity and normalcy, but I've also brought #Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition, #Mysterium, #Chronicles of Crime & #Space Cadets (although I think that last one may be a bit too hectic for the holidays). So I'm curious, for those of you who have the opportunity to be around people this holiday, what games are you bringing?

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Premium User26 days ago

We're heading to Sarah's parents tomorrow and I plan on bringing a few new to them games to try. I'm thinking#Codenames: Pictures,#Detective Club, and#Poetry For Neanderthals. We'll probably end up playing#Marvel United too since we got that for her dad. 

I really wanted to bring#Secret Hitler, but her grandpa lives with them and he's Jewish sooooo not a great look LOL

Supporter25 days ago

Lol yeah that doesn't seem kosher. 

26 days ago

We aren't going to be seeing family in person but are going to try an online game of #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine on boxing Day via Skype/Board game arena!

Supporter25 days ago

Let us know how that goes! 

25 days ago

Will do!

Supporter25 days ago

Just my family here at home! The kids are getting#Minecraft: Builders & Biomes so I'm sure we will be playing that! I'm actually quite looking forward to playing it. Seems interesting!

24 days ago

I did buy my younger brother (who at the time was very into it) a minecraft game a couple of years back now: #Minecraft Card Game which while it was clearly designed for a slightly younger audience was a surprisingly solid game. Not one I'd recommend to anyone but also not just a money-grab. Hope you and the kids have a great time!

Supporter24 days ago

So far Builders and biomes looks to be a really decent game. Planning on playing it today and will probably do a review for it. At some point. 

24 days ago

Oh nice, will look forward to that

Supporter24 days ago

It'll be a lot easier to write than the Maracaibo one. Man I am still tired from all those words. 

23 days ago

Ha, you mean to tell me there won't be a 6 chapter thesis entitled 'construction in varied environments with small children' ?

Supporter23 days ago

Unfortunately there won't. I am not yet at the graduate level and thus cannot write my thesis yet. 

23 days ago

Ah, just doing a foundation course in board games, hoping to receive the graduation resource cube so you can go on to Euro-veristy

26 days ago

Sounds like a lot of fun! Although we have #Qwixx going in a stocking and both #Point Salad (for my wife) and #Wingspan (for me) are under the tree, I don't think they'll see game time over the weekend.  One: we leave Sunday for a week-long trip to Las Vegas and I think I'd be shot if I took a board game with me (a simple card game may be ok and it might only be me playing); Two: my family isn't as interested in board games as I am, so If Wingspan sees anything other than solo play until a future game night, I'll be surprised.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!

Premium User25 days ago

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🎅🏻🎄

Supporter25 days ago

Safe travels during this pandemic! And yeah I don't think it'd be very popular to bring a board game to Vegas. 

24 days ago

Thanks, and when I asked my wife if she wanted to take her new game #Point Salad, her answer was an emphatic 'No!'

Guess I'll be reading and knitting in the evening when she and the boys are watching tv and on their phones.

Supporter24 days ago

Lol. Sounds both relaxing and yet not as exciting as a board game. 

24 days ago

My thoughts as well, but trying my best to make my wife and son and exchange student happy.

Although, I'm hoping to succesfully vote to go to a pinball place my brother-in-law found and drag the others along.  We had a great time earlier this year at the Seattle Pinball Museum we came across while up there.

Supporter24 days ago

That would be fun! It's been forever since I played pinball. 

6 days ago

We made it to the 'pinball hall of fame' (a packed warehouse of pinball and arcade games). It was one of the funnest hours on our trip!

Premium User26 days ago

I am hoping to get #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine to the table at some point.  We just did the family gift of #Crokinole yesterday so the kids will teach it to their gransmother when she gets here today. 

#Detective Club should be under the tree tomorrow and I think that will be a hit with the family in general.  

Supporter25 days ago

Awesome! Crokinole seems so cool. Let us know how it turns out!

26 days ago

My sister is getting #The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game and another sister is getting #Wingspan and parents are getting #Trekking the National Parks: Second Edition (from us).  Would be happy getting any of those to the table!

24 days ago

Would love to hear your thoughts on #The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game as my partner loves the film, so might be a good one for her at some point.

21 days ago

Sadly we did not have much time to play any of those this weekend.  I think we were all too food coma'd. 

wrote a review on this game earlier, which clued me into its existence.  But when we do break it out I will get back to you! 

21 days ago

Haha, I can relate! I ate so much food, it was glorious :D

Oh, thanks for pointing that out, I missed it first time around

20 days ago

Soooo much food but yes it was indeed glorious haha.  I don't think I felt hungry again until Monday morning. 

19 days ago

Ha, me neither although that might have een cause I kept snacking on left-over roast potatoes :D

17 days ago

Lol gotta watch out for those leftover potatoes.  Those are dangerous.  So are all the leftover Christmas cookies scattered around my house.